During the Gold Rush, before the Panama Canal was constructed, voyagers to the West Coast sailed around Cape Horn, picking up pisco (Peruvian brandy) on their way. The cocktail itself was invented in San Francisco. "Before we started serving it, nobody in Lima knew about pisco punch; now everybody has it on their menus," says Schiaffino. More Drinks for a Crowd

Pedro Miguel Schiaffino
July 2011

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Yield:
Makes 12 drinks
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan, combine the water and sugar and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add the pineapple, cover and remove from the heat. Let cool to room temperature, then transfer to a punch bowl. Refrigerate overnight.

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  • Add the pisco and lime juice to the pineapple syrup. Fill tall glasses with ice and ladle in the punch. Garnish each drink with a cherry and serve.

Make Ahead

The pineapple syrup can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

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